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New co-chairs named for Construction Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

Greater Cleveland Partnership Board member Dr. Alex Johnson, president of Cuyahoga Community College, and Gareth Vaughan, president of The A.M. Higley Company, have agreed to serve as the new co-chairs of the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s Construction Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) initiative.

Outgoing co-chairs Natoya Walker-Minor, chief of public affairs for the City of Cleveland, and Anthony Panzica, president and CEO of Panzica Construction Company, will continue as members of the CDI Executive Committee and the Commission’s Advisory Board.

Owners outreach

Project owners who have agreed to quarterly reporting have continued to submit their data and reporting charts regarding their active building projects. Forms are updated as they are received and can be found on the Construction Diversity & Inclusion website.

Pre-apprenticeship and training


Cuyahoga Community College announced that it will host a Construction Career Fair Expo at Tri-C Corporate College East on Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This expo will focus on construction trades and construction management careers and targets high school students, young adults, and Tri-C students.